How to Forgive Someone for Not Being MagicalPosted under blog. 12:11 am May 8, 2012
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“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree it will live its whole life believing it’s stupid.” -Albert Einstein
We make people so wrong when they don’t think the way we do. Like there’s one perspective, one best way, one answer, and if she doesn’t agree, she’s weird.
Sometimes we forget everyone is magical in their own way. Judging someone by whether or not they agree with our beliefs is like judging a book by its cover, it makes no sense.
If you want people to love you, get good at loving others.
Here’s a simple method to forgiving someone who doesn’t think the way you do.
1. Notice yourself judging.
2. Acknowledge him or her for not being the same as you. And then forgive him or her and forgive yourself.
3. Remember that we are all magical with reasons for why we believe what we believe.
4. Smile, lean forward, and listen.
5. Be open-minded. -You never know what you might learn.
When you relate to someone as a magical human being with the same needs and feelings as you, it’s possible to understand why they believe what they believe on a much deeper level.
* Written by James Wong
P.S. We’re going to be at the Unique L.A. Art Show! You’ll get to meet Erika Walton as she shows off her new jewelry lines and more! Come hang out with us, the other 300+ artists, and Caine from LA’s own Caine’s Arcade! (So cute!) on May 12th & 13th @ The California Market Center. More info : Here